Opening for new adventures
Opening soon!
mobile-menu mobile-menu-arrow Menu

Help Us Make This Dream Come True

An Enchanted Land of Children’s Stories

Let’s inspire the imagination of every child!

Over £5.8m raised already!
Our target for Capital Works is £5.8m.
There is still much work to be done and funds to be raised for specific features at Moat Brae, and we will keep in touch with you as the next chapter of our development unfolds

Help us create An Enchanted Land of Children’s Stories
at the Birthplace of Peter Pan.

This is why


“… when shades of night began to fall, certain young mathematicians shed their triangles, crept up walls and down trees, and became pirates in a sort of Odyssey that was long afterwards to become the play of Peter Pan.
For our escapades in a certain Dumfries Garden, which is enchanted land to me,
were certainly the genesis of that nefarious work, Peter Pan.”

JM Barrie – creator of Peter Pan


About Moat Brae

Discover the place where a legend was born and imagination first took flight – where Peter Pan began…

Moat Brae – the ‘enchanted land’ in Dumfries, South-West Scotland was the childhood playground of J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, and the place where he first found Neverland.

“All children, except one, grow up” JMB


About the Trust

Inspired by the cultural legacy, heritage and history of Moat Brae, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust is creating a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling with a Neverland Discovery Garden.

Celebrating the place where Peter Pan began, we will soon be able to bring exciting new opportunities for generations of children and young people to enjoy.


How You Can Help

Join the Big Adventure and help us reach our target of £5.8m.

Together we can bring the best of childhood to every child.

There are lots of ways you can get involved, it’s easy and fun.


“Dreams do come true, if only you wish hard enough.” JMB

Latest News

We're Hiring! Creative Learning and Engagement Officer

Open from: 18th April 2017 Closing Date: 4th May 2017 Location Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway Salary/Fee £24,000 / annum

Children's JM Barrie Theatre Tours a Big Success!

Exciting News from Moat Brae

The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust has finally secured the funds necessary to begin the important restoration of Moat Brae house and garden to create a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in the heart of Dumfries.

26th June 2017 BAFTA award-winning CBeebies duo come to Dumfries

MEI Theatrical and Polka Theatre present SARAH & DUCK’S BIG TOP BIRTHDAY Live on stage – see the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies duo and friends Monday 26th June at 4.30pm. Brought to you by The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust. Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

Funders & Friends

hlf cslogo dg rob WG Foundation logo for website land historic foyle gar ANCBC The Castansa Trust final-01